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My S3 ran a bearing lastnite :(

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by Dhaafier, Mar 4, 2010.

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    Hi All
    Is this common?
    The oil pump and turbo was replaced not to long ago. The car had a major service done about 3 weeks ago. I was using Magnatex oil before i used shell.
    Any comments.
    Stripping tonight.
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    Welly VX220 SC Driver :)

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    I wouldn't of called it common mate, no to be honest.

    What sort of noise did it make?
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    Oil pressure light came on. I switch off. Drove again light came back on and heard i rumble and then a really loud rumble like a diesel engine lol...
    What bearings you guys recommend?
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    <tuffty/> Badger 5 Edition Staff Member Moderator

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    I used Audi bearings for mine... just make sure whatever you use are tanged as tang less bearings can spin on the journals...

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    Are you talking about the lip to hold the bearing
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    ****. id do a lot of searching find out what caused the oil pressure issue.

    any clues so far?
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    Blocked oil pickup or bust pump are the normal culprits....
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